HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 c639
MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

asked the Postmaster General, When the current contract for the conveyance of Her Majesty's mails to New York will expire; and upon what conditions and terms the service is thereafter to be maintained?

THE POSTMASTER GENEEAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

The current agreements for the conveyance of mails to New York will expire on the last day of this month. Negotiations are in progress for the maintenance of an efficient, service after that time; but the actual conditions have not yet been determined. I hope, however, to make a further statement on this subject in the course of a few days.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say now whether it is intended to continue the tri-weekly service viâ Queenstown?


I think it would be premature for me to offer any observations on the matter; but I hope in a few days to do so.